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Academic Upgrading

What You'll Learn - Fundamental, Intermediate and College Prep levels

Where do you want to go?

Get the basics or get ready for college or university. Take one course or complete the courses needed for a certificate.

In addition to our traditional upgrading courses, Camosun also offers customized math and English upgrading courses that lead directly into Trades, Health Care Assistant, and Access career programs.

If you don't have a high school transcript or it's dated and you're not sure what level to start with, get an assessment of your current skills so you can start with the right course and be successful.

  • Wondering which English or math course you should take?
  • Do you need to know which English or math course to take next?
Course Course Name Credits
COMP 030* Fundamental Computer Studies n/a
ENGL 021 Fundamental English 1 n/a
ENGL 022 Fundamental English 2 n/a
ENGL 023 Fundamental English 3 n/a
ENGL 024 Fundamental English 4 n/a
ENGL 025 Fundamental English 5 n/a
ENGL 033 Fundamental English 6 n/a
MATH 021 Fundamental Mathematics 1 n/a
MATH 022 Fundamental Mathematics 2 n/a
MATH 023 Fundamental Mathematics 3 n/a
MATH 024 Fundamental Mathematics 4 n/a
MATH 025 Fundamental Mathematics 5 n/a
MATH 026 Fundamental Mathematics 6 n/a
MATH 037** Math for Professional Cook n/a
MATH 038** Fundamental Math for Trades n/a
MATH 039 Basic Math for Health Care n/a

See "Completion requirements" to receive a Certificate in Fundamental Academic Upgrading.

*COMP 030 is only offered at participating community locations.
** No prerequisites

Course Course Name Credits
COMP 040* Intermediate Computer Studies n/a
ENGL 050 Intermediate English n/a
ENGL 057 Intermediate English/Professional Cook n/a
ENGL 058 Intermediate English/Trades n/a
ENGL 059 Intermediate English/HCA n/a
MATH 052 Intermediate Mathematics 1 n/a
MATH 053 Intermediate Mathematics 2 n/a
MATH 057 Intermediate Math for Trades n/a
SCI 050* Foundations of Science n/a

See "Completion requirements" to receive a Certificate in Intermediate Academic Upgrading.

*COMP 040 is only offered at participating community locations.
*SCI 050 is only offered at participating community locations.

College Prep - Grade 11 alternative courses

Course Course Name Credits
BIOL 102   Non-Majors Biology (Diversity) 4
CHEM 100 Introductory Chemistry 4
FREN 102 Basic French 1
4
FREN 103 Basic French 2 4
MATH 0721 Advanced Mathematics 1 4
MATH 0731 Advanced Mathematics 2 4
MATH 135 Career Algebra 3
MATH 1371 Algebra & Triangle Trigonometry 5
PHYS 101 Introduction to Physics 4

College Prep - Grade 12 alternative courses

Course Course Name Credits
BIOL 103 Non-Majors General Biology 4
CHEM 110 General College Chemistry 1 4
ELD 0922 Provincial English Composition 3
ELD 0942 Provincial English Literature 3
ENGL 0913 Indigenous Provincial English Composition & Literature 1 3
ENGL 092 Provincial English Composition 3
ENGL 0933 Indigenous Provincial English Composition & Literature 2 3
ENGL 094 Provincial English Literature 3
ENGL 096 Provincial Indigenous Literature 3
ENGL 1033 Preparatory Academic Writing 3
ENGL 1043 Preparatory English Literature 3
ENGL 142 Academic & Professional English 3
FREN 110 Intermediate French 1 4
FREN 111 Intermediate French 2 4
MATH 1074 Applied Precalculus 4
MATH 1154 Precalculus 4
PHYS 104 General College Physics 1 4
  1. Camosun offers different options to Math 11; take MATH 072 and MATH 073 or MATH 137.
  2. These ELD courses are for non-native speakers of English.
  3. Camosun offers different options to English 12; take one of ENGL 091 and ENGL 093 or ENGL 092 and 094 or ENGL 092 and 096 or ENGL 142.
  4. Camosun offers different options to Math 12; take one of MATH 107, or 115.
Contact Us
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3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
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